Why is disposable bag use a concern in Winter Park?

Plastic bags are produced from non-renewable resources and are very difficult to recycle. Plastic bags are not biodegradable, so they remain as litter in the environment. Since the community identified building a “healthy & thriving environment” as a top priority during the Imagine Winter Park initiative, this fee will help mitigate the problems caused by plastic bags and create a more sustainable community.

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1. Why is disposable bag use a concern in Winter Park?
2. How does the bag fee work?
3. How can I avoid paying 20 cents for a bag?
4. Are there any exceptions to the disposable bag fee?
5. Has this type of ordinance been implemented elsewhere?
6. Can I reuse disposable plastic bags I already have?